Bedeutung von “time” im Essential English Dictionary


noun uk /taɪm/

A1 a particular point in the day or night:

What time is it?
What time do you leave for work in the morning?

A2 [ no plural ] Time is what we measure in minutes, hours, days, etc.:

He wants to spend / more time with his family.

A2 a period of minutes, hours, years, etc.:

I lived in Florida for a long time.

A2 an occasion when something happens:

How many times have you been to Chicago?
all the time

A2 very often:

It happens all the time.
We go swimming all the time.
have time

A2 to have enough time to do something:

I never have time to eat breakfast.
it’s time for/to do something

B1 used to say that something should happen or be done now:

It’s time to get up.
on time

B1 not early or late:

I got to school on time.
in time

B1 early or at the right time:

We arrived in time to catch the train.
at the same time

B1 If two things happen at the same time, they happen together:

We arrived at the same time.
two, three, four, etc. times

B1 used to say how much bigger, better, worse, etc. one thing is than another thing:

Ben earns three times more than me.
Their house is three times larger than ours.
in a day’s, two months’, etc. time

B1 mainly UK a week, two months, etc. from now:

I have to go to the doctor again in a month’s time.
can tell the time

to be able to know what time it is by looking at a clock or watch

can tell time

If someone can tell time, he or she can know what time it is by looking at a clock or watch

in no time

very soon:

We’ll be home in no time.
at times


At times, I wish I didn’t have to work.

a period of time in the past:

Did you enjoy your time in Japan?
from time to time

sometimes, but not often:

We go to the beach from time to time.
take your time

to do something without hurrying:

The test will be difficult – take your time.

(Definition von “time noun” aus dem Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)